Alex Dowsett fighting to survive in the Tour de France

The British Movistar rider is fighting to hold on as the race moves through the Pyrenees, with more to come next week in the Alps before Paris

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

Paris is not yet in Alex Dowsett’s mind despite making it past the halfway point in his debut Tour de France.

Dowsett’s race has been hamstrung by a nasty crash on last Tuesday’s cobbled stage to Cambrai, and he started Thursday’s 12th stage to the ski summit of Plateau de Beille last but one on GC, over two hours behind former Sky teammate Chris Froome.

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